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Tompkins County Highway Department

Jeffrey Smith, Highway Director
Nick Ensign, Deputy Highway Director

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The Highway Department maintains close to 302 highway miles and 109 bridges in Tompkins County.  The mission of the Highway Department is to provide highway and bridge construction, maintenance, and emergency services safely, effectively, and efficiently for our local and traveling public customers, while promoting self-esteem and growth as individuals.

Road Maintenance staff construct, maintain, and repair roads, maintain intersections and roadside drainage, eliminate roadside hazards, and repair guiderails. The Tompkins County Highway Department also maintains more than 4,500 signs.


CURRENT CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:

Bridge:  Ludlowville Road Bridge Replacement, Town of Lansing
Construction Start:  July 28, 2020
Anticipated Completion:  Mid-December 2020

Road:  Ellis Hollow Road Rehabilitation, Town of Ithaca
Construction Start:  Mid-September 2020
Anticipated Completion:  Mid-November 2020

 

PROJECTS SEEKING PUBLIC COMMENTS:

None at this time

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION:

 

Bridge - Etna Lane Bridge, Town of Dryden
Dates -  Construction in 2020/2021

Bridge - Central Chapel Road Bridge, Town of Caroline
Dates -  Construction in 2020/2021

 

ROAD / BRIDGE CLOSINGS:

Bridge - Freese Road Bridge, Town of Dryden
Dates -  October 31, 2019 - Indefinitely
Effective immediately Freese Road Bridge in the Town of Dryden has been lowered to a 9 ton weight limit. This bridge was previously posted for 15 tons.

Bridge - Carter Creek Road Bridge, Town of Newfield
Dates - June 15, 2015 - closed indefinitely

Road - Intersection of Cobb Street and West Groton Road, Town of Groton
Dates - August 10, 2020 - August 14, 2020

 

Additional Bridge Project Information - CLICK HERE
Additional Road Project Information - CLICK HERE

 


To report a County road or bridge emergency 24-hours a day, call (607) 274-0300.

Summer Schedule Hours:
6:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Thursday (Field Staff)
7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Friday (Office)

Winter Schedule Hours:
7:00 am - 3:30 pm, Monday - Friday (Field Staff)
7:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday - Friday (Office)

(Closed Weekends and Holidays)


Tompkins County Highway Department
Photo taken December 2018